AFN Yukon Regional Chief Kluane Adamek stands with the Vatican delegation advocating for Papal apology in honour of residential school survivors

"Truth must come before reconciliation. Part of getting to this truth is an acknowledgement from Pope Francis of the Catholic Church’s responsibility in the violence, abuse and genocide inflicted upon Indigenous children in these institutions. This delegation represents a step towards fulfilling Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to action #58 which calls on the Pope to apologise in Canada. I further believe he must repeal the Papal Bull of 1493, and all other Papal Bulls that enshrined the “Doctrine of Discovery” which gave license to explorers to claim Indigenous land and led to the genocide of Indigenous people." - Regional Chief Kluane Adamek